COL Edward P. Chamberlayne
IWP USAWC Fellow, 2014-15
Colonel Edward P. Chamberlayne is a US Army War College Fellow at The Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC. Prior to this, COL Chamberlayne was the Chief of the Program Integration Branch, Office of the Chief of Engineers, on the HQ Department of the Army Staff at the Pentagon.
COL Chamberlayne is a native of Alexandria, Virginia. He was commissioned in the US Army Corps of Engineers in August 1993, while attending Virginia Tech. His first duty assignment was with the 40th Engineer Battalion in Baumholder, Germany where he served as a Platoon Leader, Assistant Battalion Operations Officer (S3), and Company Executive Officer. In 1996, he deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina as part of the Implementation Force (IFOR) during Operation Joint Endeavor. He joined the 70th Engineer Battalion in Fort Riley, KS in May 1998, and served as the Assistant Brigade Engineer, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division and as Company Commander of C Company, 70th Engineer Battalion. He deployed his company in 2000 to Kuwait in support of Operation Intrinsic Action. COL Chamberlayne joined the Europe District of the Corps of Engineers in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2003, where he served as a Project Engineer, Forward Engineer Support Team Leader (FEST-A), and Resident Engineer. He deployed in support of EUCOM, Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2005. He joined the 1st Engineer Battalion in 2006, where he served as the Battalion Operations Officer (S3) and Battalion Executive Officer. He deployed as the S3 of 1st En Bn in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from September 2006 to December 2007. COL Chamberlayne served as the Commander and District Engineer of the Charleston District, US Army Corps of Engineers from July 2011 to July 2013 where he was responsible for Civil Works construction and maintenance, regulatory permitting for commercial and private activities as they relate to navigation and the Clean Water Act, military construction, and construction and engineering support services to multiple other federal agencies.
His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College, and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School. His civilian education includes a B.S and M.S. in Civil Engineering (Va Tech) and M.S. in Engineering Management (MS&T) and a Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering (Va Tech). COL Chamberlayne is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri.
COL Chamberlayne’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Bronze de Fleury Medal. COL Chamberlayne was awarded the Order of the Palmetto by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley in June 2013.